11:30am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Bryan Cranston Set for 'Inside the Actors Studio' (Exclusive)
Bryan Cranston is headed to Bravo.
The Breaking Bad alum will be the latest guest on the network's Inside the Actors Studio. The episode, which marks Cranston's first-ever appearance on the long-running talk show, will air Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. following the release of his biographical film Trumbo, in which he plays a top Hollywood screenwriter who is blacklisted for political reasons.
Hosted by James Lipton, the series invites famous actors, directors and writers to reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their craft. From Brad Pitt to Meryl Streep to Paul Newman, the show boasts an impressive list of celebrity guests over the years.
For his part, Cranston will discuss the experience of his father leaving his family when he was young, what went into shaping his quirky character Hal in Malcolm in the Middle and how he drew inspiration from his father when creating his vision for the now-iconic Walter White.
“Bryan Cranston's astonishing record of roles and awards speaks for itself," said Lipton. "And on our Inside the Actors Studio stage, Bryan spoke for himself, eloquently, movingly, wisely and unforgettably.”
Says Cranston in the interview of his decision to pursue acting: "I had an epiphany at that moment, and I was 22 years old. I said, ‘OK, I’m going to become an actor, this is what I’m going to do with my life. … Sink or swim, I’m all in.'"
In addition to four Emmys, Cranston has also won three Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe and a Tony Award. He's also the first actor in a cable series and the second lead actor in Emmy history to score three consecutive wins for outstanding lead actor in a drama series.